College of Nursing
Dr. Kathy A. McCaleb’s formal training (AS in Science, BSN, MSN, and PHD) is in nursing with a clinical specialty in Pediatric Nursing and a functional role focus in Education and Leadership. She has served in various roles in both academia and practice settings over her 40+ year career. Dr. McCaleb has served in Academic Leadership positions such as Chair of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Partnerships. Likewise, her most recent Health Care Setting Leadership position was Administrative Director for a Center of Nursing Excellence within an academic medical center health system. Dr. McCaleb’s expertise in curriculum and program evaluation as well as healthcare organization assessment was realized in such positions as onsite evaluator for both the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For over a decade, Dr. McCaleb served as a Team Leader and member for onsite evaluation of hospitals seeking the ANCC-American Nurses Association Magnet Recognition Award.
Dr. McCaleb joined the Walden University Contributing Faculty in 2012 in the master’s curriculum track now known as the Nursing Executive and Leadership Master’s Program. Courses most often taught include: Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations and the final Synthesis Practicum Course. Dr. McCaleb’s teaching experience and contributions over the 40+ years has included Nursing Professional Development and Continuing Education in the practice setting as well as academic programs at the Baccalaureate, Masters, and doctoral levels.